Summit Background, Guidelines & Logistics


Commercial & Public Sector

As the energy industry shifts from centralized to distributed generation, microgrids can enable optimal cooperation among DERS due to improving technical capabilities.
Integrating multiple generation sources such as solar, wind, battery, and cogeneration, is becoming more efficient through advancements in controller systems, data analytics that utilize machine-learning capabilities, improved energy storage, distributed ledgers and transactive energy methodologies, to name a few.

A report released in November 2017, by GTM Research forecasts $12.5 billion in microgrid investment within the United States over the next six years. “U.S. Microgrids 2017: Market Drivers, Analysis and Forecast” identifies 3.2 GW of existing microgrid capacity growing to 6.5 GW by 2022, a 14.1 percent compound annual growth rate.
But the supporting business models and regulatory frameworks are still evolving to support this transition.

Given the diversity of markets and customers, it's reasonable to expect that no one model will win out however to move forward, regulations and business models need to account for the shift in capital away from large central assets to small distributed assets.

Finally, with the passing of S.B 100 in California, mandating 100% renewables by 2045, how will the utilities of today transform into the platforms of tomorrow?

Department of Defense

For the U.S. Department of Defense, there is the ambitious goal of creating 14 day energy independence, requiring microgrids to improve efficiency and reliability. Challenged with meeting the mission critical needs not only of it’s installations and bases, the military faces the ever changing tactical environment as well where microgrids must operate with complete resilience and security. Navigant Research, released a report on October 31, 2017 predicting a strong increase in spending on military microgrids. The report, called “Military Microgrids”, forecasts that Department of Defense (DoD) spending on microgrids and microgrid implementation will grow from $453.4 million in 2017 to $1.4 billion in 2026.

DoD Summit Guidelines for DoD & Federal Employees:

  • RSC's meetings are open and complimentary to all DoD and Federal employees and are considered a compliant education and training forum.
  • RSC's Summit provide a forum for Military Services, OSD, and federal agencies to address and improve current mission critical needs and initiatives, meet with and hear from public and private organizations, disseminate vital capability needs to industry, and engage in senior level dialogue with all in attendance while increasing visibility within the larger community.
  • The majority or our meetings are open to US CITIZENS and NATO CITIZENS only
  • RSC meetings are compliant with Department of Defense operating guidelines as a “NO-COST to the DoD” meeting.
  • Pricing voluntarily follows: Department of Defense, Office of General Counsel, Standards of Conduct Office: SOCO ADVISORY 09-03: 7.(a)

The Summit will be hosted at the Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center

San Diego State University - 5250 55th St, San Diego, CA 92182

* For any questions around location and arrival logistics please contact Luis Hernandez @  or call 201-266-0058. Please do not contact the venue directly.

FREE onsite Parking

Located roughly 18 minutes from San Diego Airport and  San Diego waterfront

**Complimentary WIFI will be provided to all attendees and there is a full business center that attendees will have access to throughout the Summit.

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 (Rental fees for the Summit help to directly support the Alumni Center.)

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